This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy
In An Army at Dawn―winner of the Pulitzer Prize―Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome.
The Italian campaign's outcome was never certain; in fact, Roosevelt, Churchill, and their military advisers engaged in heated debate about whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even a good idea. But once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizingly high price. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino were particularly difficult and lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. Led by Lieutenant General Mark Clark, one of the war's most complex and controversial commanders, American officers and soldiers became increasingly determined and proficient. And with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory at last began to seem inevitable.
Drawing on a wide array of primary source material, written with great drama and flair, this is narrative history of the first rank. With The Day of Battle, Atkinson has once again given us the definitive account of one of history's most compelling military campaigns.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Rick Atkinson, recipient of the 2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn, The Long Gray Line, and In the Company of Soldiers. He was a staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post for twenty years, and his many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history. He lives in Washington, D.C.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # NewButterFly0805062890
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. In Never used condition. Seller Inventory # Nbynew0805062890
Book Description hardcover. Condition: New. In shrink wrap. Seller Inventory # 100-29487
Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # Hafa_fresh_0805062890
Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # NewCamp0805062890
Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # newport0805062890
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0805062890
Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0805062890
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780805062892
Book Description Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Book is in new, never-used condition. Seller Inventory # bk0805062890xvz189zvxnew